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Have you ever lost someone you cared deeply about in an unfair way, well in the book Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet Henry loses his wife to cancer. He also doesn’t spend a lot of time with his son after Ethel, his wife died. It say in the book “He'd been raised to care for loved ones, personally, and to put someone in a home was unacceptable. What his son, Marty, never fully understood was that deep down there was an Ethel-shaped hole in Henry's life, and without her, all he felt was the draft of loneliness, cold and sharp, the years slipping away like blood from a wound that never heals. (Page 4. Paragraph 4)” This remind me of everyone I lost when I was younger to now and how they impacted my life, and how they will never get to to see me grow up or how I will never get to meet some of them.
At times my grandma and I would look through old photo albums and she would tell me a person I want to now. She would also tell
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Even here at the Black Elks Club, the blackout curtains were drawn, making the mood feel secretive to Henry. Like a place hidden from the troubles of the world. (page 55, paragraph 5)” This reminds me when my uncle when over to Iran and Afghanistan. That really had an impact not only on my uncle but on the whole family. It made us realize that we should be lucky and happy for what we have because others don’t have a chance at the life we live and would want the life we had over
“The lack of meaningful communication between father and son was based on a lifetime of isolation. Henry had been an only child, without siblings around to talk to, to share things with constantly. And Marty was the same. Whatever stumbling methods of communication Henry has used with his own father seemed to have been passed down to Marty. (page 61, paragraph 2)” This one kinda reminds me of when is was an only child and how there is nothing to do or someone to talk and play with. You also have to learn how to keep yourself

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